2023-11-07 E-Edition


Left, Putnam Valley Supervisor Jacqueline Annabi congratulated Steven Seid for his recognition, one of seven vets hailed by Assemblyman Matt Slater as Veterans Day approaches. Right, Korean War veteran Lou Gasparini received a smile from his 9-year-old grandson Matt when recognized. More coverage & photos, A2.

School Lunches Now FREE in Brewster

The Brewster School District has become the first, and so far only, school system in Putnam County to be offering free breakfast and lunch to all students. Last week’s implementation of the program results from the U.S. Department of Agriculture expanding access to the federal Community Eligibility Provision allowing districts with a high poverty level and participating in the National […]

Teen Charged in Death of Yonkers Cop from Mahopac

A 16-year-old Yonkers boy has been indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide for causing the death of a highly decorated police officer from Yonkers who resided in Mahopac. Sgt. Frank Gualdino was killed last December while on duty, when his unmarked police cruiser was struck head-on by a speeding and out-of-control BMW sports car operated by the teenager, who […]

Putnam Legislature Adopts Budget

By a vote of 8-1 with Legislator Nancy Montgomery casting the lone negative ballot, the Putnam Legislature last Monday, October 30, approved a $195 million fiscal spending plan for 2024. The budget has been increased by 2.845 percent slightly less than the 2.874 percent proposed by County Executive Kevin Byrne in his budget message. During a 30 minute meeting at […]

As Veterans Day Approaches, Seven Heroes Honored for their Service to Our Country

Veterans who fought in the Korean War, Vietnam and the War on Terror were recognized for their service Saturday at a ceremony organized by State Assemblyman Matt Slater. Some 100 residents of Putnam and northern Westchester packed the meeting room at Carmel Town Hall in Mahopac for the hour-long gathering, tabbed as the Veterans Hall of Fame. Slater told the […]

Putnam to Salute its Veterans on Saturday

Veterans Day is being observed Saturday throughout Putnam County. Karl Rohde, Director of the county’s Office of Veterans Affairs, recalled how on the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent but tragically there were 10,944 casualties including 2,738 deaths between the signing of the Armistice at 5 am and when the last gun […]

Gaetano Cilenti

December 11, 1940 – November 1, 2023

Gaetano Cilenti of Brewster, NY, passed away at home Wednesday, November 1, 2023, with his family at his side at the age of 82. Guy was born December 11, 1940, in Bronx, NY. He graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx, then served in the Army from 1962 to 1965. He married his best friend and High School […]

Angeles (Ann) Zarraonandia Rogers

July 15, 1924 – October 25, 2023

Angeles (Ann) Zarraonandia Rogers passed away peacefully at her home on October 25, 2023. She was 99 years old. Ann was born on July 15, 1924, in Manhattan, NY, daughter of the late Domingo and Angela Zarraonandia. Ann graduated from White Plains High School and was thrilled to begin work at County Trust in NYC’s financial district. Following that job, […]

Roy A. Colsey Jr.

August 2, 194 – October 29, 2023

Roy A. Colsey Jr. of North Salem, New York, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2023, in Mt. Kisco, NY at the age of 77. Roy was born August 2, 1946, in New York, NY, son of the late Roy Sr. and Madeleine (Burpeau) Colsey. He graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1964. After attending college, Roy became a teacher and […]